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9 Gifts for Mom on May 11

With so many  holidays to remember each year, it’s no wonder that the occasional celebration escapes our notice. But of all holidays—religious, secular or totally made-up—the one you least want to forget is Mother’s Day. So before May 11 arrives, we are giving you a subtle heads-up that you might want to start thinking about a gift. Here are some ideas that are sure to make her happy.

Make a gift
First and foremost, if you have a talent for crafting, knitting or creating bits and baubles, this is a great time to put it to use. Moms don’t stop loving our creations because we got older. The fact that you went to the trouble to make something yourself still counts for a lot.

Have someone else make a gift
If crafting isn’t your thing, you can still get your mother something with artisanal charm from Etsy. They carry pretty much everything, from jewelry to artwork to clothing, all made by hand.

Feed your mom
It’s hard to imagine a mom that would not appreciate a nice home-cooked meal. If you aren't the master chef type, taking her out to dinner is always a safe option.

Give her a break
Many moms would appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing day either alone or with someone she loves and cares about. It could be a spa visit, a trip to a museum or just someplace you know she really loves.

Give to a good cause
What do you get for the mom who has everything? If your mother already has all the chotchkes she can handle, consider donating a small sum to one of her favorite organizations. 

Keeping it simple

Mother’s Day Card
If you are going for just a card only this year, make sure if it personal and beautiful (of funny and silly, depending on your mother’s personality). Write something that conveys your appreciation for all she does.

Gift Card
Here's a safe bet. If you aren’t sure what to get, but know where she likes to shop, give mom the opportunity to pick out her own gift and get exactly what she wants.

A mug for mom
You get the idea.

If all else fails

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